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Education In The UK….

Mocks imminent for my daughter, this is where we stand….

Still no text book, officially, as it is now the case that her school now seems to rely entirely on web based services, some of which keep crashing on pretty much every student I now tutor from her school. Not to mention the fact that there is no explanation as to why they may have got the question wrong, assuming it’s been marked correctly by the site, a fact not always correct itself, so no way for the student to learn from their mistakes.

So, not enough practice. What makes this even more hilarious is that at the recent parents evening, when I was told by the 2 science teachers that she often forgets what they’ve just “taught” I again pointed out to them “that’s what the text book is for” only to be told “Well now, text books aren’t like they used to be.”

“That’s an odd statement,” was my reply, quick as a flash, “for your subject, she’s using the new version of the book I used 25 years ago to get my Physics O Level 6 months early….”

And then practice papers. She has a couple for various science modules, yet, no answers (she’s been told to get them online) and they’re not being checked, so can’t have any missing areas pointed out, covered, or explained, one of the science teachers isn’t there today, she has Wednesday’s off for some reason, Thursday is to be spent doing English Controlled Assessments and Friday, there’s no school, closed, again, for another inset training day.

Mocks begin Monday. I’m not holding out much hope.

In the end, it’s going to be up to me to make sure she’s ready for her science GCSE next May, as, as far as I can she’s been let down badly by what I was told was a great school….